they used music to bring them closer to people who have experienced disaster. hidehiko uemura, nhk world, ishinomaki city, miyagi. it seems people in tohoku, northern japan, are dealing with stormy conditions today. meteorologist sayaka mori gives us the latest in weather conditions there and elsewhere. >> hi, there. an upper cold low is spinning over northern japan, giving us severe weather. heavy rain and gusts will continue into the next several hours. we have reports of 150 millimeters of rain in parts of hokkaido and gusts of 90 chronological kilometers per hour. a different story for the southern half of the country. dry, clear skies continue into tomorrow. rain is spreading into southern china and it's going to be intensifying and move into the shanghai area as we head into tomorrow. up towards the north, snow showers for parts of money gog yeah. to the south, dry.